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Forget sitcoms and skits. It's product placement and new technology that will save British comedy, he tells Ian Burrell
There was a curious mix of something old, something new, something borrowed (such as BBC stars Catherine Tate, Rob Brydon, James Corden and Ruth Jones) and plenty of blue for this mammoth charity gig housed by a venue that was once itself a standing joke when it was the Millennium Dome.
The weird world of ‘The Mighty Boosh’ has a new home in the iPhone universe.
The war's 70th anniversary released a torrent of nostalgia, which should stop. Now
The forthcoming Mighty Boosh Festival on 5 July is the logical extension of this year's abundant comedy programming at the summer festivals. Like the notion of a "summer of love", "comedy as the new rock'n'roll" has consequently had a second outing.
The results are in for this year's pick of the indie crop...
Alas, the cessation of vibrations in MPs' pockets is not because the whips have decided to allow our elected representatives a free vote as led by their consciences. Antiquated pagers have simply been cut off and replaced by new "Rapide" text messages sent to mobile phones.
The Sheffield indie rockers Arctic Monkeys look set to dominate this year's NME Awards after receiving a record seven nominations.